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Archive for August, 2010
Which of the Last Ten Nights of Ramadan Isn’t Laylatul Qadr?

Which of the Last Ten Nights of Ramadan Isn’t Laylatul Qadr? Despite knowing that the Blessed Night of Power falls somewhere in the last ten days of Ramadan, the question continues to pop up: Which night is Laylatul Qadr? But before we ask such a question it would help to step back and look deep [...]

Reflection on Ramadhan Preparation: with the Attendees of the Toronto Seminar

Reflection on Ramadhan Preparation: with the Attendees of the Toronto Seminar As we move into the last ten days of the Blessed Month of Ramadhan, it’s the perfect time to pause and reflect on a few of the lessons learned by  attendees of the Toronto seminar, “The Laws of Love: The Keys to a Spiritually [...]

Love for Allah – Translation of Ishq-e-Ilahi – Written by Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad

Love for Allah – Translation of Ishq-e-Ilahi – Written by Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad Love for Allah is the English edition of the Shaykh’s famous book, ‘Ishq Ilahi.’ The book discusses basic principles of our love for Allah based on the Quran, Sunnah, and the noble tradition of our great scholars. Of note are the dozens [...]

Videos: Ustadh Yahya Rhodus on Disciplining the Soul

Videos: Ustadh Yahya Rhodus on Disciplining the Soul A lecture series based on two sections in the third quarter of Imam al-Ghazali’s Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya’ Ulum al-Din). This course will delve into the foundational principles of disciplining one’s soul, offering a theoretical framework of how this is achieved. Brought to you by [...]

Qur’anic Reflections: Divine Tests and the Great Virtue of Steadfast Patience

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Divine Tests and the Great Virtue of Steadfast Patience Allah Most High tells us in the Qur’an: “And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, who, when [...]

Pictures: Zaytuna College First Day of Classes & Inaugural Convocation

Dr. Hatem Bazian and Imam Zaid Shakir lead the Zaytuna College faculty to the stage Zaytuna College held its convocation for its inaugural class of fifteen students Monday, August 23, at the International House in Berkeley. Classes for the students began the following day. The ceremony included remarks by the College’s three founders, Dr. Hatem [...]

Characteristics of a Successful Muslim – Yahya ibn Mu`adh al-Razi

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful   Yahya ibn Mu`adh al-Razi (Allah have mercy upon him), one of the great imams of the spiritual path from the early Muslims (salaf), said:   “Glad tidings be to a servant who has: 1. Made their occupation worship (`ibada); 2. Neediness (faqr) their longing; 3. [...]

The Spiritual Retreat (I`tikaf) in Ramadan – Guidance & Answers from SeekersGuidance Answers

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful The I`tikaf (Spiritual Retreat) in Ramadan One of the great spiritual opportunities in this blessed month of Ramadan is the i`tikaf, the spiritual retreat. The following SeekersGuidance Answers discuss the virtue and Prophetic guidance related to i`tikaf: The Spiritual Retreat (i`tikaf)http://seekersguidance.org/ans-blog/2009/08/14/the-spiritual-retreat-itikaf/ The Three Types of Spiritual [...]

Prophetic Guidance on the Excellence of Weeping for the Sake of Allah – Riyad al-Salihin of Imam Nawawi

riyad3 54. Chapter: On the Excellence of Weeping Allah Almighty says, “Weeping, they fall on their faces in prostration, and it increases them in humility,” (W17:108; H17:109) and the Almighty says, “Are then amazed at this discourse and laugh and do not cry?” (W53;58-59; H53:59-60) 446. Ibn Mas’ud said, “The Prophet, may Allah bless him [...]

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Interview on CNN: Zaytuna College – First Muslim College in the US

Video – Breaking News Videos from CNN.com Don Lemon interviews Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, chairman of a new school hoping to become nation’s first accredited Muslim college.     Check out the Zaytuna College site.